giovedì 7 luglio 2016

Glenn Hauser logs July 6-7, 2016

** CUBA. 6165, July 7 at 0310, RHC English is missing from this frequency again tonight, leaving only 6000, in incessant complaining about the blockade. 

What about various Spanish frequencies scheduled this hour? 5040, 6060, 9535, 11670, 11840, 13740, 15230. Of those, these are not heard and presumed also OFF: 6060, 9535, 9710, 13740. 6165 is still off at 0437 check, but no further chex tonite. The frequencies still on are via Quivicán site; the missing ones are Bejucal or Bauta; except 5040 is Bauta (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GERMANY. 9530, July 7 at 0312, Mideast? music at S9+10, not same as R. Progreso, 4765, which I recently confirmed to be harmonicizing on 9530. Aoki shows at 0300-0330 only, 9530 is AWR Tigrinya via Nauen (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN. 3945, July 7 at 1134 music not // 6115 talk. 3945 is S9+10 with song and almost on-frequency approx. 3945.015. Checking 3945 just in case for VANUATU [q.v.], but this must be R. Nikkei 2, which on weekdays runs until 1400, while // 6115 goes off at 1000, leaving that frequency to Voice of Strait, China. 

Comparing 3945 to Nikkei 1 on 3925, with classical music, tho meter reading is equivalent S9+10, 3945 has significantly more fading, why? Nikkei is not listed in HFCC, to check their alleged powers and azimuths; however, WRTH shows JOZ 3925 is 50 kW, while JOZ5 3945 is only 10 kW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** JAPAN [non]. 11680, July 7 at 0316, Japanese, fair with deep fades. It`s NHK via GERMANY at 03-05, 250 kW at 140 degrees, so close to directly off the back here. Same is on 5910, 500 kW, 290 degrees from FRANCE, which I often pause upon during a wide variety of music with VG signal here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH. 6135, July 7 at 1122, noise jamming, no doubt vs Voice of Freedom, Korea South, which cannot be heard here under it.

3985, July 7 at 1133, noise jamming much like on 6135, this time against Echo of Hope (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 650, July 7 at 1106 UT, Sinaloa ads, including mariscos frescos at Mariscos del Navigante; from XETNT Los Mochis. 

I`m finally up early enough in the summer for XE sunrise skip: Enid LSR today is 1121 UT, inching later since earliest 1113 UT a month ago. Besides 5 other XE logs within a few minutes of this time, some other familiar signals were passed across, such as 550, 710. 

Not much storm noise now, but there is lightning as close as southwest Missouri into southeast Kansas. I consult this lighting-locator site with a map of TX also covering all of OK and parts of other adjacent states:

** MEXICO. 780, July 7 at 1102 UT, after choral NA, ID or sign-on from San Fernando, Tamaulipas, on FM 102.7. I guess they really said 103.7, as listed for XESFT. No KSPI OK carrier yet (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 830, July 7 at 1109 UT, 105.7 ID from La Caliente, which leads to XELN, Linares, Nuevo León. WRTH and IRCA show 5/0.25 kW; Cantú 3/0.25 kW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** MEXICO. 900, July 7 at 1055 UT, choral NA, 1057 XEOK ID mentioning Guadalupe, Nuevo León, near Monterrey station. It`s usually this, not XEW in further DF we hear any more (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 940, July 7 at 1101 UT, ad for Laboratorios Mayo sales event coming up in Pachuca, Hidalgo; 1102 choral NA; 1104 ID as ``24 horas, desde México, XEQ-AM, 50 mil watts, La Ke Buena`` and into ``El Morning Show de la Ke Buena``. Yes, the title in English. No audible het so using on-frequency transmitter, and big dominant signal, unlike other major DF stations (Glenn Hauser, oK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 1090, July 7 at 1113 UT, dramatized history with music about Oaxaca, loops SSW. Both strongly suggest it`s XEAU, Milenio Radio in Monterrey NL (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA [and non]. 7295, July 7 at 1155, S7 signal but very poor in noise level, presumed Radio Sakha, Yakutsk. A stronger S9 signal is on its // 7345, with talk and music, but not enough 7295 to make a match. Besides, at 1158, 7345 sounds like Chinese, and at 1200, 5+1 timesignal. That`s merely one of countless CNR1 frequencies from Beijing. (Thazin Radio, Myanmar is also listed on 7345 until 1330.)

I`m listening again at 1259, when 7295 is still audible and much weaker than 7345, but 7295 cuts off at 1300:22*, the new normal weekday closing time for Radio Sakha, altho Ron Howard heard it extended later past 1317 July 6 for coverage of some children`s games, including English at 1248-1310! The games last until July 17, closing ceremony July 16. He`s found that R. Sakha recently reversed 7295 and 7345 powers if not azimuths, making the lower one better to North America and without the QRM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1833 monitoring: confirmed first SW broadcast, Thursday July 7 at 1130 on WRMI 9955; initially only S5-S8 but no jamming; by 1150 built up to S9+20 to 30. Next:
Thu 2100   WRMI 13695 to NW
Thu 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Fri 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE
Fri 2130.5 WRMI 13695 to NW
Fri 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0630   HLR  6190-CUSB to SW 
Sat 1430   HLR  7265-CUSB to SW 
Sat 1930v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND 
Sat 2230   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0310v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND 
Sun 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE  
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 1100   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE
Tue 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 570, July 7 at 1045 UT, Fox Sports Radio, hype, hype, hype. Loops NE/SW, and easily heard with KLIF DFW nulled, not very strong itself. Presumed KWML Las Cruces NM, 5000/155 watts U1; and confirmed at 1059 UT ID after local weather. So is it on day power? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 740, July 7 at 1052 UT, KTRH Houston TX with headlines, IDs in passing, over KRMG Tulsa and making a 64/minute = 1.07 Hz SAH; also heavy QRM from the off-frequency Mexican. KTRH is 50/50 kW U4, and both day and night patterns are supposed to throw virtually nothing toward Oklahoma. But I can only get some KRMG by nulling KTRH. By 1107 UT, KRMG is atop, but KTRH and its SAH still audible. Official FCC July sunrises are: Tulsa 1115 UT; Houston 1130 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VANUATU. 7259.962, July 7 at 1138, JBA carrier, presumed R. Vanuatu on precise off-frequency, still transmitting altho allegedly ceasing programming circa 1015 as a cost-saving measure. At 1202, however, I am getting a double het around 7260 with BFO, so what else? Maybe Mongolia. It`s still almost two hours before Urumqi sunset at 1354 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1626 UT July 7